E.ON Distributie Romania, the first integrated gas and electricity distributor in Romania has begun activity from Jan. 1 and is operating over 20,000 kilometres of natural gas distribution network and more than 80,000 kilometres of electricity distribution network serving around three million clients overall, the company said in a release.
The merger of the distribution companies in E.ON Romania Group marks the completion of the project for harmonizing their activities begun in 2009 and the alignment to the good practices in E.ON Group. The operation was achieved by absorbing E.ON Moldova Distributie (EMOD) company by E.ON Gaz Distributie (EGD), followed by the latter being renamed E.ON Distributie Romania (EDRO), the release said.
‘The merger of the two companies part of E.ON Romania was a natural process by which an inside-group reorganization procedure was achieved, chiefly aimed at boosting the long-term efficiency as a result of optimizing the common costs. Achieved amid the liberalization of the energy market, this operation will further enable us to improve the internal activities, while giving the possibility to increase the quality of the services offered in the market’, E.ON Romania Managing Director Frank Hajdinjak stressed.
The merger leads to a range of advantages for the company clients, such as the possibility of creating a single interface with them for managing the outages, the new connections to the system as well as the services regarding the distribution markets. At the same time, creating a single distribution interface will also contribute to developing the relation with the authorities and the contract partners, the company explained.
E.ON Distributie Romania will keep on investing significant amounts in upgrading and extending its networks, its major goal being to ensure the security and safety of the gas and electricity consumers. Since coming to Romania, E.ON has invested more than 1.2 billion euros and has paid a similar amount to the state in taxes and duties.